HARRISBURG – Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) and Rep. Ryan Warner (R-52) announced today that more than $1.3 million in funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to support water, sewer and arts projects in Fayette County.
“Costs to maintain necessary infrastructure can be burdensome for residents without grant funding, so I am pleased that we were able to secure this money,” Stefano said. “Critical work will be completed without that funding coming from residents.”
Dunbar Township Municipal Authority received $170,445 through the Small Water and Sewer (SWS) Program for its Mechanical Screen Replacement project. The program provides grants for small water, sewer and storm water infrastructure projects. Municipalities and municipal authorities that own and maintain a public water supply, sanitary sewer or storm water system are eligible to apply as long as their projects exceed a total cost of $30,000.
“It is great to see these types of investments being made in our communities to support public health and the quality of life we enjoy here,” Warner said. “I was happy to work with Sen. Stefano to ensure these projects received the funding they needed.”
North Fayette County Municipal Authority received more than $1.1 million for a water distribution system improvement project in Connellsville City through the H2O PA program. Established by the General Assembly in 2008, it provides for single-year and multi-year grants for the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects; the construction or renovation of flood control projects; and the repair or rehabilitation of high-hazard unsafe dams.
Fayette County Cultural Trust received $17,706 for operating costs for the Military Museum in Connellsville City. The funding comes from the PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program, which dedicates funding to nonprofit arts and culture organizations, local arts and culture districts, and arts and culture professionals to ensure the stability and recovery of the state’s arts and culture sector post-pandemic.
CONTACT: Amanda Cuteri, (Sen. Stefano’s office), 717-787-7175
Patricia Hippler, (Rep. Warner’s office), 717-772-9846